5 of the biggest transfers made by Premier League’s promoted clubs

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Here are some of the biggest Premier League signings over the last 10 years.

Steve Cooper’s side are nearing £100million in transfers after their promotion, with Taiwo Awoniyi and Neco Williams currently exceeding their spending since winning promotion.

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With Emmanuel Dennis becoming their 14th signing, Forest continues to add big talents to their squad and it looks like they will become their biggest yet in the coming weeks.

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According to Sky Italy, Midlands club are closing in on Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar in what would be a huge deal for a newly promoted club.

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The 24-year-old has previously been linked with a number of Premier League sides including Arsenal but he could instead join a side who haven’t seen top-flight football for many years.

Following Aouar’s links with Forest, we look at six of the biggest signings from newly promoted clubs in recent years.

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Esteban Cambiasso – Leicester

Leicester City prepared for Premier League football for the first time in 10 years, welcoming 13 new faces to the King Power Stadium.

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However, everyone was talking about the name Esteban Cambiasso, who came to the club on a free transfer after his contract with Inter Milan expired.

The midfielder had spent the last 10 years with the Italian giants and before that a further two years at Real Madrid, winning six league titles, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and nine domestic cup trophies.

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While Cambiasso was nearing his mid-30s when he moved to Leicester, the move nonetheless came as a huge surprise and a big name to join the newly promoted side.

The Argentine spent just one year at Leicester and was named Player of the Year in 2014/15 before turning down a new contract and joining Olympiacos.

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Joao Moutinho – Wolves

Wolves had adjusted to some big names in their squad even in their final year in the Championship, winning both Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota in their promotion campaign.

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However, that didn’t make Joao Moutinho’s arrival any less impressive the following summer.

After five years at Monaco, a 32-year-old Moutinho joined Wolves for around £5million after returning to the Premier League.

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The midfielder had four league titles, as well as the Europa League with Porto and also Euro 2016 with Portugal – but has now been tasked with helping Wolves stay in the top flight.

Moutinho has been a regular with the team ever since, winning the Player of the Season award in his first season.

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Jean Michael Seri-Fulham

Jean Michael Seri is one of several big names Fulham brought with them when they were promoted in 2018.

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After three years at Nice, Seri moved to London and was a regular in the starting XI, but could not prevent an immediate return to the second division.

The Frenchman spent much of the next two seasons on loan at Galatasaray and Bordeaux before helping them climb again last season.

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However, Seri has since left the club and has now made another shock move to Hull City.

Rodrigo – Leeds United

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Rodrigo was Leeds United’s most expensive signing after promotion two years ago.

The striker was well-known in Europe before his move, helping Benfica to the Primeira Liga title, three domestic cup wins and also two Europa League finals.

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Rodrigo then spent six years at Valencia, playing regularly in the Champions League while also making 27 appearances for Spain.

The Real Madrid academy product joined Leeds United for around £27million – although he has failed to regain his former form.

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However, the 31-year-old has started this season brilliantly, scoring three goals in his first two games.

Jesse Lingard – Nottingham Forest

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Another shock star from Nottingham Forest is Jesse Lingard.

The midfielder was previously a key part of the Manchester United side as they won the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League – however he gradually fell down the pecking order and sought first-team opportunities with a loan move to West Ham.

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Lingard was absolutely on fire during his time in the capital, scoring nine goals and providing four assists in 16 league games.

Following his departure from the Red Devils this summer, Lingard has been closely linked with a number of clubs, including a permanent return to the London stadium, while Newcastle United were ready to offer him a shock package for promotion up north.

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However, the 29-year-old opted for newly-promoted Forest instead – which shocked Premier League fans and left Hammers fans greatly disappointed.

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